Category Archives: Cambridge and Boston area

Sad to see him go…

We never got around to posting here about our new favorite bike mechanic, Tim Ennis, a.k.a. The Rolling Wrench, Boston’s first and only mobile bike shop, and Tim does it all by bike. You may have seen him out on … Continue reading

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Hub on Wheels 2011

I rode the 2011 Hub on Wheels 10 mile ride today with friends Jesse, Brian & Maggie and their kids. This was the first big organized ride I’ve done (at all, not just with kids in tow) and we had … Continue reading

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Seeking test rides — Zigo Leader, Madsen, Nihola, Sun Atlas Cargo

We’re considering adding a bike to our fleet (more details on why will follow, presumably when we figure out what we’ll get, if anything), but alas, Cambridge is not Portland, and rustling up test rides of family and cargo bikes … Continue reading

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Kidical Mass, July 24 2011, Somerville

Our friend Brian is rounding folks up for another Kidical Mass, this time in Somerville (see here for the report on last summer’s ride) We’ll be gathering at Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA) at noon on July … Continue reading

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Bike parking at parks

Twice in the last week, we have biked as a family to a park on a bike path and have found that there is no place for us to park our bikes. Last weekend, we headed out the Minuteman bike … Continue reading

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CFWK “rules” for strollers on transit

In case you haven’t heard (this is old news), according to a report in the globe several weeks ago, the T will NOT be moving forward with a ban on open strollers at this time. Many thanks to the folks who … Continue reading

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Stroller Ban on Buses and Possibly Trains?

It appears that the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority is considering banning open strollers on buses, and is even considering future expansion of this ban to subway trains. This is problematic for any parent who uses public transportation, and especially so … Continue reading

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Schools, Choice, and Living Locally

Recently, Nathan and I completed the school lottery process here in Cambridge and found out that H will be attending our top choice of schools, which is also our closest neighborhood school. We are really excited about this for a … Continue reading

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Parking Permits for the Carfree

Like many other Cambridge residents, we recently had to renew our parking permit. Yes, we get a parking permit, but it’s a temporary pass which we let visitors use, since our condo has only residential street parking available. This year … Continue reading

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Carfree Camping in Provincetown

We recently returned from a delightful trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod with the whole family, including my mom. We went there specifically for Family Week and we had a blast. And we camped. And of course the whole thing … Continue reading

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